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National Public Gardens Day 9:00 am
National Public Gardens Day @ Around the gardens
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Public Gardens Day @ Around the gardens
Get to know the people and plants that make Heritage one of New England’s top public gardens as part of this annual celebration, presented in partnership with the American Public Gardens Association. Sandwich residents enjoy free admission today with proof of residence. Garden Highlights Tours Friday, May 6 11-11:45am and 2-2:45pm Tour guides will share favorite garden features during these walking tours. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Premiere Tour of Cut! Costume and the Cinema Exhibit 11:00 am
Premiere Tour of Cut! Costume and the Cinema Exhibit @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Premiere Tour of Cut! Costume and the Cinema Exhibit @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
Nobody will yell “Cut!” during this gallery tour introducing Heritage’s featured special exhibit, part of spring ArtWeek Boston. Alexandra Mulrow, Manager of Interpretive Programs, takes participants “on set” to learn more about the costumes that helped some of your favorite actors create memorable characters. No advance registration required. Heritage is proud to be part of Spring ArtWeek Boston by presenting The Premiere Tour of Cut! Costume in the Cinema Exhibit, free with museum admission.
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Mother’s Day Climb at The Adventure Park at Heritage 8:00 am
Mother’s Day Climb at The Adventure Park at Heritage @ The Adventure Park at Heritage
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Adventure Park at Heritage, where mothers climb for free with a paying family member! For details and admission rates, visit The Adventure Park at Heritage’s website.
Mother’s Day – Free Admission for Moms at Heritage 9:00 am
Mother’s Day – Free Admission for Moms at Heritage
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mother's Day - Free Admission for Moms at Heritage
Heritage Museums & Gardens is the perfect place to celebrate Mom and show her how much you appreciate all that she does. Heritage is showing appreciation for moms by offering: Free admission to all moms on Sunday, May 8 15% off purchases for Non-Members and 25% off purchases for Members on all regularly priced merchandise at The Shop at Heritage on Saturday, May 7 through Sunday, May 8 Heritage also offers great gift ideas to show mom how much you appreciate her: Why give her a bouquet of flowers when you can give her a whole garden? A membership to Heritage offers many benefits including free admission to Heritage. Purchase a membership for mom here. Honor your mother by officially naming a rhododendron at Heritage for her. Your rhododendron will be registered with the Royal Horticultural Society. To officially name a rhododendron after mom, contact the Membership Office at 508-888-3300, ext. 111.   The Adventure Park at Heritage invites moms to climb for free with a paying family member. Visit The Adventure Park at Heritage’s website to learn more.
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Behind the Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas, and will be able to get up close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these tours often sell out! The May 14 Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour is sold out. Additional tours are being offered on the following dates, with tickets still available to purchase online: Saturday, June 18 Thursday, June 23 Saturday, July 9 Thursday, July 21 Tuesday, August 2 Saturday, August 13 Saturday, September 10 Saturday, October 8
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Rhododendron Festival 9:00 am
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. All Rhododendron Festival programs are free with museum admission. No advance registration required. Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour Saturday, May 21 – Monday, May 30 11-11:30am and 2-2:30pm Meet at the Dexter Display Garden Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration Sunday, May 22 – 1-1:45pm Wednesday, May 25 – 10-10:45am Sunday, May 29 – 1-1:45pm Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. Extending the Rhododendron Season with Wayne Mezitt Saturday, May 21 12-12:45pm Come learn from local rhododendron expert and owner of Weston Nurseries, Wayne Mezitt, about how to extend the spring bloom season by embracing the wide range of plants within the rhododendron family. Go on an informative walking tour that highlights traditional and fringe rhododendron and discover a variety breeds that can bring color into your home landscape! Bring your questions to this interactive discussion. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk Saturday, May 21 – 1-1:45pm Thursday, May 26 – 1-1:45pm Friday, May 27 – 1-1:45pm Saturday, May 28 – 10-10:45am Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Monday, May 23 – 10-10:45am Friday, May 27– 10-10:45am Walk the gardens with the horticulture staff to learn about the unique pests and diseases that afflict the rhododendron and how to control them. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Propagation Demonstration Saturday, May 28 12-12:30pm Everyone wants more of these great plants, and Director of Horticulture Les Lutz will show how easy it can be to propagate them. Learn how and when to take cuttings. Watch a demonstration of techniques and leave knowing how to successfully propagate your own rhododendrons this fall. Free with museum admission. Name a Rhododendron Officially Name a Rhododendron through the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoy a permanent and unique opportunity for you or a loved one to have your very own rhodie! Sponsored by Nutter, McClennen and Fish, LLP
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Extending the Rhododendron Season with Wayne Mezitt 12:00 pm
Extending the Rhododendron Season with Wayne Mezitt @ Meet near Tickets & Admission
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Extending the Rhododendron Season with Wayne Mezitt @ Meet near Tickets & Admission
Come learn from local rhododendron expert and owner of Weston Nurseries, Wayne Mezitt, about how to extend the spring bloom season by embracing the wide range of plants within the rhododendron family. Go on an informative walking tour that highlights traditional and fringe rhododendron and discover a variety breeds that can bring color into your home landscape! Bring your questions to this interactive discussion. Free with museum admission.
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk 1:00 pm
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration 1:00 pm
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Rhododendron Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour 10:00 am
Rhododendron Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour @ Meet near Tickets & Admission
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rhododendron Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour @ Meet near Tickets & Admission
Walk the gardens with the horticulture staff to learn about the unique pests and diseases that afflict the rhododendron and how to control them. Free with museum admission.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration 10:00 am
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk 1:00 pm
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Rhododendron Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour 10:00 am
Rhododendron Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour @ Meet near Tickets & Admission
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rhododendron Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour @ Meet near Tickets & Admission
Walk the gardens with the horticulture staff to learn about the unique pests and diseases that afflict the rhododendron and how to control them. Free with museum admission.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk 1:00 pm
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk 10:00 am
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Rhododendron Propagation Demonstration 12:00 pm
Rhododendron Propagation Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Rhododendron Propagation Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Everyone wants more of these great plants, and Director of Horticulture Les Lutz will show how easy it can be to propagate them. Learn how and when to take cuttings. Watch a demonstration of techniques and leave knowing how to successfully propagate your own rhododendrons this fall. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration 1:00 pm
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration @ Meet near Ticketing & Admissions Entrance
Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at Parade Field
Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
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